Dermott Hayes Mad Men is a very recent phenomenon, and mostly on American television. Patriarchy, sexism, and misogyny across the globe allow men not to be socialized in many ways that women are expected to be, in many cultures. Including the US. For some, personal hygiene may be inaccessible in terms of resources, like the rural US, or communities where water shortages and lack of infrastructure are common. For others, it comes from ignorance. And for those who wish to treat it that way, it is an intentional display of lack of respect. There’s a BIG world out there!